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10 - A Problem of Control

Corruption Is a Tool of Government

from Part III - Rethinking Corruption

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2024

Lucio Picci
Affiliation:
University of Bologna
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This chapter presents the conclusion that corruption is a tool of government. The cases of Brazil and of Russia provide examples of how corruption can function as a tool of government by providing powerful incentives, both positive and negative, that help maintain elite cohesion and implement policies. These cases demonstrate how corruption can become a trap, as it may be the only viable solution for maintaining control in government, despite its deficiency as a tool. The differences between Russia and Brazil, and other cases that I consider, emphasize the importance of context-dependent information and of case studies.

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Rethinking Corruption
Reasons Behind the Failure of Anti-Corruption Efforts
, pp. 192 - 206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2024

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  • A Problem of Control
  • Lucio Picci, University of Bologna
  • Book: Rethinking Corruption
  • Online publication: 27 February 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009468824.014
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  • A Problem of Control
  • Lucio Picci, University of Bologna
  • Book: Rethinking Corruption
  • Online publication: 27 February 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009468824.014
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  • A Problem of Control
  • Lucio Picci, University of Bologna
  • Book: Rethinking Corruption
  • Online publication: 27 February 2024
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009468824.014
Available formats
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